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Matthew Cohen focuses his practice in labor and employment law and commercial litigation.  He represents  clients in complex wage and hour class actions, individual discrimination, harassment,  breach of contract matters, and retaliation claims.

Mr. Cohen represents clients in a wide variety of employment matters, including cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law, New York State Human Rights Law, New York City Human Rights Law, Family Medical Leave Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. He has also represented clients regarding the Fair Housing Act. Mr. Cohen has appeared in courts in New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and Orange County, and has represented clients before the New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor, and Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings.

Prior to joining KDV, Mr. Cohen worked at a New York law firm specializing in wage and hour class and collective actions and individual discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases, during which time he represented clients at mediations and trial, conducted client meetings and consultations and drafted contracts, lawsuits, and memoranda and briefs on numerous complex issues. He has worked with a wide range of clients including executives and professional athletes.


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of Wisconsin


  • Hofstra University School of Law – J.D.
  • University at Buffalo – B.A.
    • cum laude
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